The Autochart system is at it’s core, a millisecond accurate race timing system. The system automatically captures every horses’ official fractions, while at the same time, capturing and displaying other vital performance information, including instant speed and positioning at every point of call.
The biggest misconception about infrared timing, is that the beam breaks on the “NOSE” of the horse. The fact is that the infrared beam breaks on different parts of the horse’s anatomy depending on how the infrared sensors were installed and the shape of the track. This makes infrared timing accuracy inferior to Autochart’s. Furthermore, infrared technology is over sixty years old! and hasn’t changed or developed. More importantly, all infrared systems provide leader time only, while Autochart delivers millisecond accurate timing for every horse at every point of call in the race, all in real time.
For the first time ever, we can have 100% accurate (1/1000 second) time fractions for every starter, and all Autochart timing is point to point, which can be set up at 1/16 or 1/8 Mile intervals.